NCTE 2024 Vice President-Elect - National Council of Teachers of English


Detra Price

The National Council of Teachers of English has been my professional home since I was an elementary classroom teacher. I am deeply honored for this opportunity to serve our vibrant community. The Council’s mission is a mirror to my own beliefs—a belief in the power of advocacy, in the transformative potential of partnerships with preK–12 schools, and in the relentless pursuit of dismantling the barriers to literacy education that disproportionately impact learners from marginalized backgrounds. The collective work we do at NCTE reflects our passion for learning and creates ripples that turn into waves of change. 

I am excited to learn more about the work our members are doing in their schools and communities as we reimagine the role of literacy in our rapidly changing society. The members of NCTE are talented and creative professionals who are committed to growing their practice in ways that advance equity and justice in literacy teaching and learning. We are agentive, we are curious, and we are the architects of the future we want. Every book we read, every lesson we teach, and every learner we inspire drives us closer to leveraging literacy as a catalyst for positive change in the world. Let’s go! 

Detra Price is a professor of teaching and learning and the director of digital education and innovation in teaching and learning at The Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology. Her award-winning scholarship draws on ethnographic and sociocultural lenses to examine the intersections of critical literacy education, technology, and equity-based curriculum development in K–8 classrooms. Dr. Price is the coauthor of Advancing Racial Literacies in Teachers Education: Activism for Equity in the Digital Age; editor of Racial Literacy: Implications for Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Policy, Volume 1; and coeditor of Black Girls’ Literacies: Transforming Lives and Literacy Practices. Her research also appears in academic journals, policy briefs, and media outlets. She brings expertise in literacy and technology research, having served as a member of the board of directors for the Literacy Research Association; trustee for NCTE’s Research Foundation; member of the NCTE Standing Committee for Research; member of the NCTE Elementary Section Steering Committee; chair of the NCTE Assembly for Research; elementary school teacher; and associate professor of education in the Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design Program at Teachers College, Columbia University.